Laurenz Langer

Designation: Senior Researcher, Africa Centre for Evidence
Dr Laurenz Langer is a Senior Researcher at the University of Johannesburg’s Africa Centre for Evidence (ACE). Laurenz leads ACE’s work in supporting national government decision-makers to integrate evidence from research synthesis (e.g. evidence maps, systematic reviews, meta-analyses) in the formulation and design of public policies and programmes. He has supported the South African Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation for five years in its piloting and development of policy-relevant evidence maps as a method to inform decision-making in the public sector. Laurenz has conducted a range of systematic reviews and evidence maps, including reviews published by the Campbell Collaboration and the Collaboration for Environmental Evidence